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Pilot Officer Peter Norman HEWITT (101025) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Lost in aircraft Airacobra I AH582  NA/PRO

Death of Death 1941-10-19 .

Served in 601 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Panel 2. at Golders Green Crematorium, United Kingdom


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National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/9696Pilot Officer P N Hewitt: killed; aircraft accident at Bedford, Bedfordshire, Airacobra AH 582, 601 Squadron, 19 October 1941.C16997943

London Gazette Mentions

NumberName /Text London Gazette Details
1010251194970 Peter Norman HEWITTLondon Gazette issue : 35241 , Dated 1941-08-08 , Download #35241

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 1941-01-01 19 Oct 41 Aircraft Name Airacobra I Serial Number AH582
Unit 601 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country United Kingdom
Aircrew details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Other Aircrew lost in Airacobra I AH582

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot OfficerPeter Norman HEWITT (101025) Pilot Airacobra I AH582  NA/PRO 1941-10-19601 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomGolders Green Crematorium

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Airacobra, 601 Sqdn AH602 12 Jan 42 CrashDang that was fast while we are on 601 Sqdn Airacobra I have 1 for 19 Oct 1941. AH-582, Hewitt, Peter Norman, 101025, Coded UF-N, crashed during aerobatics Oct 19, 1941. Pilot killed, from "Fighting Colors" On Sunday 19th October 1941 Pilot Officer Peter Norman Hewitt (Bedford School 1934-1940)of 601 Squadron based at Duxford lost control of his Airacobra while carrying out aerobatics over his old school. (details of this crash in the October 2001 MKAS newsletter article). He was 19. the wreckage of Airacobra AH582 in the back garden of a house in the centre of Bedford (via. N Perry) Was any other Cobra from 601 Sqdn involved in an accident on 19 Oct 1941? Regards Rob ....Read More.raf_112_sqdn on 26th December 2007 11:41:35

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